David's HealthCare Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system in relation to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system. David's HealthCare is a leader in cardiovascular diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our services include advanced heart care provided by a team of board-certified doctors.
We also offer an electrophysiology (EP) program at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute. This is a world-renowned center for the treatment and research of cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats). The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in St. David Medical Center is led by a cardiac electrophysiologist.
The medical team also includes some of the most outstanding doctors and researchers in the field. In addition to treatment and research, the institute serves as an educational resource for heart doctors. Austin Heart Hospital 3801 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78756 (51) 407-VALV (825 St.
David's South Austin Medical Center 901 W. Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (51) 816-VALV (825)This painless test provides the ability to detect heart diseases early, when they are easiest to treat. We offer the latest HeartSaver CT technology, which provides clear and detailed images of the heart. The procedure is similar to an X-ray: fast, painless and very accurate in determining the degree of calcified blockage in the arteries.
As the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined: one death every 39 seconds. The cardiologists at our hospitals strive to provide the best possible patient experience. We offer advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating heart conditions. We also contribute to research and are committed to empowering patients through education.
Our hospitals use the latest computed tomography techniques to detect calcified plaque in the arteries. If plaque is found, the test will reveal the exact location and level of risk associated with the obstruction. This helps us to identify the disease as soon as possible. It also gives patients a clear picture of their heart health.
An electrophysiological study is a test that records the electrical activity and pathways of the heart. These tests help determine the source of an arrhythmia. In addition to CT scans, a treadmill stress test can be used to monitor blood flow restriction. However, these tests don't help detect heart disease early.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a type of specialized therapy designed to help individuals develop a heart-healthy lifestyle before or after heart surgery or treatment. Through education and exercise, patients can learn about their heart health and reduce their risk of disease and failure. Many of our hospitals offer these rehabilitation programs where patients work with cardiologists, nurses and therapists in a safe and controlled environment. The level of physical activity increases gradually while monitoring the body's response to exercise.
Cardiac rehabilitation can last six to 18 weeks, depending on the patient's needs. We'll customize a plan based on your heart health and other medical conditions so that we can work towards achieving your wellness goals as effectively as possible. Monitored physical activity allows you to gradually increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs, strengthen your muscles and, at the same time, helps you gain the confidence you need to resume activities of daily living. Your individual exercise plan is established and progresses based on your heart responses and other medical conditions.
Through education, you'll begin to understand your heart condition and ways to reduce your risk of having heart problems in the future. You'll develop a realistic plan to reduce heart risk factors and you'll participate in nutrition and stress management sessions with individual advice for quitting smoking if indicated. Your insurance may cover all or part of the cost of your cardiac rehabilitation sessions; insurance plans vary so we can help you verify coverage if you request it. Admission to the program requires a doctor's referral; if you think you could benefit from it, you should check with your doctor and request a referral - remember that you are not alone in this! The cardiac rehabilitation team helps you and your family learn to cope with the stress of adapting to a new lifestyle; skills learned here can last a lifetime! David's Health Care Partnership is ready to help you get started at St David's Hospital of Georgetown 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78626 (51) 942-4158 St David's Round Rock Medical Center 2400 Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78681 (51) 341-6586 St David's North Austin Medical Center 12221 Mopac Expressway North, South Entrance Austin, Texas 78758 (51) 901-1850 St David's South Austin Medical Center 621 Radam Lane, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78745 (51) 730-3333 During prayer room, you'll also learn how to reduce your risk of future heart problems.
You and your doctor will develop a plan to control risk factors and provide comprehensive counseling on nutrition and stress management; if needed support is also available for quitting smoking! Typical therapy programs last six to 12 weeks with one or three sessions scheduled per week; length depends on goals, progress of recovery & cardiologist recommendation - therapy may begin soon after discharge from procedure! Heart & vascular surgeries including open heart surgery bypass surgery valve surgery & treatment of aortic disease are performed in St David's South Austin Medical Center Austin Heart Hospital St David's Round Rock Medical Center & St David's North Austin Medical Center! In 1974 first issue The Texas Heart Institute Journal appeared office located deep within The Cullen Cardiovascular Surgical Research Laboratory where several years later any laboratory worker who was available wrapped & labeled copies! We regularly perform lifesaving procedures & treatments for congestive heart failure such as endovascular surgery coronary artery bypass surgery heart valve surgery implantation ventricular assist devices! In 1962 I founded The Texas Heart Institute (THI) with goal establishing an educational research center affiliated with St David's Welcome To....